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VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM - OFFICE OF ADAM BANDT AND OFFICE OF ELLEN SANDELL

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
15 February 2019

Your chance to be part of democracy in action in Melbourne.

Are you passionate about social justice? The environment? Local community issues? Workers' rights? Looking to be part of the solution? Here’s your opportunity to gain first-hand experience volunteering with Melbourne's Lower House Federal and State representatives and make an impact in an exciting Federal election year.

Adam Bandt MP and Ellen Sandell MLA are looking for volunteers to join their teams in Melbourne for the first half of 2019.

The volunteer training program is an opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to the community.

We know skills can be built quickly. Initiative and a thirst for knowledge are the most important qualities we are looking for.  

Volunteers may learn how to:

  • Respond to constituent concerns or help them solve problems;

  • Research and write about issues impacting on constituents, Melbourne and Australia;

  • Assist with outreach to community groups and organise events;

  • Build constituents’ ability to run community campaigns;

  • Run campaigns on issues that are important to the community, such as climate change, the environment, public transport and more;

  • Execute a strategic election campaign (in Adam Bandt's office);

  • Do a range of other things depending on projects to be designed in collaboration with you.

Volunteers are invited to contribute in the categories of constituent liaison, community liaison, community organising, communications, constituent correspondence and outreach or other areas desired by volunteers.

How does it work?

  • The position is voluntary. No financial remuneration is available and no employment positions are on offer;

  • Volunteers will be offered five training sessions and regular mentoring;

  • Costs incurred during project work will be reimbursed as negotiated;

  • Volunteers will be mentored by Electorate Officers and the Chief of Staff;

  • Students seeking a placement for course accreditation can be accommodated, get in touch with us to learn more;

  • Our office is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday so some availability during business hours is necessary. However, hours are flexible and will be negotiated to ensure a convenient arrangement. 

How to apply: 

The Office of Adam Bandt MP and the Office of Ellen Sandell MLA are equal opportunity employers; we know that strength comes with diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people of any ability, race, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation to apply.

Please submit completed expressions of interest and CV (no more than 2 pages) by 9am Monday March 11 here.

If you would like more information about the program, please email Philippa your inquiry with the subject line "Volunteer Program 2019" to [email protected] and include a contact telephone number, or call 9417 0759.

The Volunteer Program will commence on Friday 22 March.

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
15 February 2019
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